April 9, 2014

New York City Earned Sick Time Law Amended

As mentioned in a prior Benefit Beat, New York City enacted a paid sick leave law that requires employers employing 20 or more employees to provide a certain amount of paid sick leave for their employees (see More Local Governments Enact Leave Laws, 12/11/13).  The law was recently amended such that it now applies to employers employing 5 or more employees. 

Further, the law imposes an employer notice obligation that must be accomplished by May 1, 2014.  The New York Department of Consumer Affairs has prepared a sample notice that can be used by employers, together with some implementing FAQs.  An affected employer must conspicuously post the notice about the paid sick leave program at its place of business, in an area accessible to employees.  

The Earned Sick Time Act took effect on April 1, 2014.


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